Leglock Pioneer Imanari Joins 135lb Tourney at KASAI Pro 6

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Leglock specialist Imanari will test his skill against some of the best 135lb grapplers in the ‘Grappling Event of the Summer’. 

Masakazu Imanari is entering the World Bantamweight Championship Tournament at 'KASAI Pro 6’ on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

The other seven competitors have already been signed to compete in this tournament, they include:

  • Geo Martinez
  • Joao Miyao
  • Jon Calestine
  • Ethan Crelinsten
  • Ashley Williams
  • Rafael “Barata” Freitas
  • Richard Alarcon (Pro Qualifier winner) 

"Imanari’s unique style typically produces non-stop action" said KASAI President Rolles Gracie. "It’s going be very exciting to see him match up against the other competitors.”

Masakazu Imanari is a former professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. He was the Cage Rage Featherweight Champion, DEEP Bantamweight Champion, two-time DEEP Featherweight Champion and DREAM Japan Grand Prix Finalist. He is best known for a leg entry of his own creation called the “Imanari roll”.

The ‘KASAI Pro 6’ card will also include many other exciting matches: Jason Rau vs. William Tackett; New Jersey local, Tom Deblass vs. Andrew Tevay; KASAI World Welterweight Champion Matheus Diniz vs. Josh Hinger; and KASAI World Light Heavyweight Champion Kaynan Duarte vs. Yuri Simoes.

Watch KASAI Pro 6 LIVE or On Demand ONLY on FloGrappling. Tickets for the live event are on sale now. 


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